CHILD CARE: €620,000 extra funding for Cork services

CHILD CARE: €620,000 extra funding for Cork services

20 July 2017 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie Childcare services in Cork are to receive just over €620,000 in extra funding, a financial boost that comes at a key moment in Ireland’s move to make affordable, quality childcare more accessible. Cork based Senator, Tim Lombard, said: “I am delighted to announce that our local childcare services […]

HEALTH: HIQA report on Cork foster care service

HEALTH: HIQA report on Cork foster care service

20 July 2017 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie The Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) has today published an inspection report on the foster care service operated by the Child and Family Agency (Tusla) in the Cork service area. Below is a statement from HIQA HIQA is authorised by the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs […]

SALE OF FORMER MOTHER AND BABY HOME: Cork TD calls for Department of Children to intervene in the sale of ‘Bessborough’

SALE OF FORMER MOTHER AND BABY HOME: Cork TD calls for Department of Children to intervene in the sale of ‘Bessborough’

18 July 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin TD for Cork South-Central Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire TD has called for the Department of Children to intervene in the sale of Bessborough, which is sometimes spelled as Bessboro The lands are being sold by the Sister of the Sacred Heart of Jesus & Mary, however, the site may contain important information […]

NORTH CORK: Mallow based ‘Autism Assistance Dogs Ireland’ welcomes new purpose bred puppies

NORTH CORK: Mallow based ‘Autism Assistance Dogs Ireland’ welcomes new purpose bred puppies

13 July 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Autism Assistance Dogs Ireland (AADI) has announced the success of its new breeding programme, following the birth of the national charity’s first litter of puppies. The eight Golden Retriever/Labrador cross pups are part of a programme initiated two years ago to tackle the five-year waiting list for children […]

SOLIDARITY v FINE GAEL: Cork North Central TD unhappy with comments from Cork South West TD over home help finances

SOLIDARITY v FINE GAEL: Cork North Central TD unhappy with comments from Cork South West TD over home help finances

13 July 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Cork North Central TD Mick Barry (Solidarity) this morning slammed comments from the newly-appointed Minister for State for Older People Jim Daly TD (Fine Gael) that a charge should be introduced for the HSE home help service. Minister Daly told the Sunday Business Post last weekend: “People should […]

WALKING: Ireland’s first fully guided pilgrim journey launched – Cork’s St. Finbarr’s Pilgrim Path included on Irish Pilgrim Passport

WALKING: Ireland’s first fully guided pilgrim journey launched – Cork’s St. Finbarr’s Pilgrim Path included on Irish Pilgrim Passport

13 July 2017 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie Ireland’s first fully-guided pilgrim journey has been launched today. The guided journey along Ireland’s passported pilgrim paths will take place during Heritage Week (19 – 26 August). The five ancient routes included on the Irish Pilgrim Passport are: Tochar Phadraig, Co Mayo; St Kevin’s Way, Co Wicklow; Cosán […]

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